Words and Images

Or maybe, just one word.  News via Karina that “Mumblecore” was short-listed for Word of the Year by the Oxford New American Dictionary.  Mumblecore, which Oxford defines as “an independent film movement featuring low-budget production, non-professional actors, and largely improvised dialogue,” was beat out by “locavore,” a term describing the practice of buying locally-produced foods, a natural choice in a year dominated by environmental issues.

And a video or two from the Guardian’s Technology blog, specifically a very interesting video on the practice of “recycling” PCs by dumping them in Africa.  While the intentions may be good, most of the PCs don’t work and are ultimately destroyed, which does result in some cool images of piles of burning PCs but isn’t very sound environmentally.

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